I can actually remember the first book of the genre that I got. It was called Battle Blade Warrior and it was part of a series of adventure books called Fighting Fantasy. I got the book when I was like 8 our something, and I remember that it cost six bucks.
Soon I had myself a huge collection of these books, and I would spend hours just making my way through them with a dice and the little charts they had on the back with points and stats and shizz. These books also had the maddest covers and awesome illustrations on the inside. I used to burn out pencils just trying to recreate them.
In fact Steve Jackson, one of the guys who wrote the books, was probably my first favorite author. I kept reading his work till I was about 14 or something, and once I even slapped a kid because he saw that I was reading Jackson's Troll Tooth Wars and he told me the ending just to piss me off.
Yeah… I was hardcore.
The reason all this comes to mind is because today I came across a little gem of a book called “Zombocalypse Now.”
It’s a crazy adventure book, in the vein of those old “Choose your own adventure” books… and bloody hell that’s a rabbit with a bloody chainsaw, surrounded by zombies.
It practically screams bleeding “Awesome”
Zombocalypse Now is a comedy/horror reimagining of the choose-your-own-ending books you grew up with. You’ll be confronted with undead hordes, internet dating, improper police procedure, and the very real danger that you’ll lose your grip on reality and wind up stark raving mad.
The zombie apocalypse has never been this much fun.
Now if that isn’t a write up for a good time… I don’t know what is. You can check out a little excerpt from the book HERE.
What makes me sad though is that currently there are a few competitions running around online that lets you win yourself a copy of the book. Sadly these competitions aren’t open to folks from Fiji :(
I’ll see if I can order myself a copy from one of our local book stores…
Cool thing is that this book is boasting 112 different endings… so I won’t need to be slapping anybody until I get my copy.